Grand Walk: Self-Guided Audio Tour Milwaukee
33 Ratings
Embark on a self-guided audio tour of Milwaukee's grandest street, from the Milwaukee Public Library to the iconic Milwaukee Art Museum.
Duration: 50 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Milwaukee Public Library - The tour starts in front of the Public Library.
  • Baird Center - The tour passes by the Wisconsin Center.
  • The Riverside Theater - The tour passes by the theater.
  • Gertie the Duck by Gwen Gillen - The tour stops briefly at Gertie the Duck.
  • 100 East Wisconsin - The tour passes by the building.
  • Iron Block Building - The tour passes by the building.
  • The Wells Building - The tour passes by the building.
  • The Pfister Hotel - The tour passes by the hotel.
  • Milwaukee Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse - The tour stops briefly in front of the courthouse.
  • The Gas Light Building by M&J Wilkow - The tour passes by the building.
  • Northwestern Mutual Corporate Headquarters - The tour passes by the building.
  • U.S. Bank Center - The tour passes by the building.
  • Museum Center Park - The tour passes through the park.
  • Reiman Pedestrian Bridge - The tour passes along the footbridge.
  • Milwaukee Art Museum - The tour ends at the museum.
What's Included
  • VoiceMap app for both Android and iOS
  • Lifetime access to the tour in English
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
What's Not Included
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink
Additional Information

IMPORTANT: This is an independent audio guide, not an admission pass to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The guided journey concludes at the museum’s entrance. To explore the museum post-tour, individual admission tickets need to be bought.

Experience the grandeur of the past that has left an indelible mark on the grandest street of Milwaukee. This historical, self-paced audio tour commences at the Milwaukee Public Library and wraps up at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee Central Library
West Wisconsin Avenue
Before arrival, please install the VoiceMap mobile app and use the code provided on your confirmation ticket. This is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace. Detailed starting point instructions are available after downloading.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(33 Ratings)
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Mar 18, 2024
A really excellent tour experience! - We loved this audio tour...the convenience of ordering/paying online, the tour choices offered for Milwaukee, the gps connection so the tour was in sync with our progress, the quality of the tour guide and the reasonable cost. It would have been even better as a loop rather than a linear route. This was our first...but it absolutely won't be our last!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 16, 2024
Outstanding GPS Walking tour - Outstanding app and tour. Highly recommend this walking tour. It is informative and entertaining. Will use this app in more cities in the future. Love the self pace. Love can do at your convenience. Love the GPS feature so you always are at the right spot
Review provided by Viator
Nov 15, 2023
Great Milwaukee historic buildings tour - The library is fabulous inside and out; must go inside to see amazing architecture and wonderful library displays. The info on the various buildings was really interesting and fun. The GPS did a great job of directing you and having you stop at the right spots along the way. Highly recommened!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 4, 2023
A great way to spend 45 minutes or do it right and spend all afternoon exploring and learning. - I Loved having the learning experience at my own pace. It was almost as if I was given permission to enter so many buildings I would normally just walk by. I wish it was longer to include the third ward or the Riverwalk. Excellent speaking voice very clear. I liked that I could keep the recording to play as I looked back on my pictures.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 7, 2023
Beautiful Architecture Milwaukee - The Milwaukee Public Library was incredible and wish I had more time to explore! The Art museum was breathtaking
Review provided by Viator
Mar 12, 2024
Short but good tour - The tour contained interesting facts and information. But it was very short for the price. As there were free neighbourhood tours that were much longer!
Review provided by Viator
Nov 12, 2023
Interesting and beautiful! - Architecture and weather flame (poem) was interesting. Also appreciated encouraged to go into buildings including library !
Review provided by Viator
Oct 10, 2023
Should do! - Totally enjoyed except that the apps GPS gliched a few times. Nothing we couldn't handle, just kind of annoying. Overall we really enjoyed the walking tour and informative narrative.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 26, 2024
Good walk, need more Context - It was a good walk. I would have liked more context about the general history of Milwaukee to supplement buildings visited . Why did people come to this city ? Who was there before them ? Ended at Art Museum which also has a gorgeous cafe space .
Review provided by Viator
Mar 14, 2024
Inaccessible audio tour waste of money - Paid for & downloaded app and tour at the hotel. Our hotel was at the halfway point between the start and end of the tour, but we were instructed online that cwe had to walk to the start point in order for the tour to start. Once we got there, we were unable to access the tour because it kept trying to download something (which I had theoretically downloaded at the hotel). Complete waste of money!
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
July 2024